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splashy names

9/10/16 My newest baby niece has a strange and spangly name: Ariel Salina. Splashy names are kind of her parents’ M.O. The two siblings...

promises promises

10/29/12 Sometimes you do what God tells you to do and things get worse. The voice is easily misheard. Only to people in the Bible does...

conversational dexterity

10/3/09 "Do you ever think that the American family is suffering a crisis. When you look around you, do you see the family falling apart....

explains nothing

5/1/09 at times it occurs to me, terrifyingly, how small my life is. if i were to add up its parts, with the things i do and why i do...

the meaning of need

12/31/08 there are any number of lessons which could have been learned, had i been willing. there is also a multitude of sins i have...

God, or the Universe

12/15/08 it's an unfortunate fact that i seem to have inherited my father's overdeveloped penchant for sarcasm. it is an even more...

where you gonna go? salvation is here.

8/10/08 Perfect Tuna Fish Sandwich Recipe 1 serving tuna 1 blob mayonnaise 1 blob yellow mustard 2 scoops relish healthy dash of garlic...

until i fall down

4/8/07 some days i feel like screaming. and no, i'm not angry, i just want to see how loud i can get. just as, some days, i feel like...

leading worship sometimes sucks

3/29/08 prepping for worship sometimes sucks. it's inescapable for us to always have mixed-up motivations and wrong ideas, but i still...

today

8/13/07 the morning may have been my favorite kind, mild and damp and gray, but it didn't matter because everything hurt. getting out...

psalm 19:12-14

5/15/07 how can i know all the sins lurking in my heart? cleanse me from these hidden faults. keep your servant from deliberate sins...

rot

1/22/07 excuse me for saying this on something as distancing as xanga. it may be a result of my own cowardice. anyway, afterwards,...

why i stay in bed

6/15/06 i must learn not to put too much weight on dreams. as convincing as they are, i have to lie in bed for at least five minutes and...

i've got a lot of free time

6/5/06 so i've been kicking some culinary butt. figurative culinary butt. no real culinaries were harmed in the process. what i mean to...

so-and-so, such-and-such

3/28/06 my Lord God, i have no idea where i am going. i do not see the road ahead of me. i cannot know for certain where it will end. ...

hippie-flower-God-child

3/7/06 i don't know why certain churches teach us certain things. like how to fear the world and how not to get our feet dirty. ...

to give Christ skin

1/15/06 eris said, we are here to give Christ skin. that is what we live for. to live to our full capacity. and that's what i've been...